Tip #5 Use Social Networks SafelyDon’t:• Post personal information• Post schedules or whereabouts• Post inappropriate photoshttp://www.sileo.com/facebook-status-update-leads-to-robbery/ 10
Phishing on Social Network Sites 11 http://www.markmonitor.com/download/bji/BrandjackingIndex-Spring2009.pdf
Tip #6 Remember Who Else is There • Who else uses social networking? – Employers – Identity Thieves – Online Predators • Facebook Stalker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCh9bmg0zGg) 12
What You Post Can Be Used To… • Make judgments about your character • Impersonate you to financial institutions • Monitor what you do and where you go 13
Tip #7 Be wary of others Is this really your friend? • Just because it’s your friend’s account does not mean that it’s your friend! 14
Tip #8 Search for your name • Do a vanity search • Set up a Google Alert 15
Tip #9 Guard Your PersonalInformation! • Watch out for Facebook Applications!! – A 2008 study found that 90.7% of apps had access to private user data (only 9.3% actually used the data) 16
Tip #10: Don’t Assume Privacy • Do you care if Facebook captures where you’ve been? 17
Use Privacy Settings • Default settings are set to sharing information • Adjust Facebook privacy settings to help protect your identity • Show "limited friends" a cut-down version of your profile • Disable options, then open them one by onehttp://www.sophos.com/security/best-practice/facebook.html
The First Line of Defense Stay alert—you will be the first to know if something goes wrong – Are you receiving odd communications from someone? – Is your computer sounding strange or slower than normal?
Practice Digital Self Defense • Infosec Communicator blog • @benwoelk • @RIT_Infosec 20
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.